Winning Powerball numbers for 5th largest jackpot drawn

Posted at 11:29 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 23:29:56-04

NEW YORK — The fifth largest Powerball of all time was drawn Saturday night.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32 and the Powerball was 5. It’s not yet known if there was a jackpot winner.

The Powerball jackpot was worth an estimated $478 million. That’s the fifth largest Powerball prize of all time, and it’s number eight on the list of biggest lottery prizes in the United States. The current jackpot has been growing since May 11, with 23 consecutive drawings that have failed to produce a grand prize winner.

The next drawing is set for Wednesday, August 3.

Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virigin Islands. Tickets cost $2.

This is the third Powerball jackpot in 2016 to crack the list of the 10 largest U.S. lottery prizes of all time. That includes a $1.6 billion grand prize that was claimed in January, which was the biggest ever in U.S. history.

The frequency of huge jackpots has increased because of a rule change in October 2015, which made the odds of winning worse.

Powerball has yielded bigger jackpots this year compared with Mega Millions, which is another multi-state lottery.

The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers and getting the grand prize are about 1 in 292 million.